Dr. Haas received receiving ordination as a Reform rabbi from Hebrew Union College, and his PhD in Jewish Studies from Brown University. In addition, he served in the US army; as an active chaplain for three years, and in the National Guard for nineteen. In 1980 Haas joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University and in 2000 he moved to Case Western Reserve University, and was appointed chair of the Department of Religious Studies in 2003. During this time he also was a visiting professor at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago, IL. Prof. Haas has published several books and articles dealing with moral discourse and with Jewish and Christian thought after the Holocaust. He has continued to teach courses on Western Religion (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and on the religious, historical and social context of the current Middle East crises. He has lectured in the United States, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Israel. His most recent book is on human rights in Judaism.